“Mind the Gap”
Closing the attainment gap for
Who are they?
Using criteria devised for the allocation of
•Free School Meals
•English as an Additional Language
•Children in Care – “Looked After”
•Child protection plan in place
•Children in Need plan in place
•Common Assessment Framework in place
59.2 percent of pupils not eligible for FSM achieved a good level
of development compared to 39.5 percent for pupils known to be eligible for FSM, a
difference of 19.7 percentage points.
The difference in achievement between boys and girls is about the same, whether
or not they are eligible for FSM.
The attainment gap for the proportion achieving 5 or more A*-C grades at
GCSE - a difference of 20.6 points
The attainment gap including English and mathematics - a difference of
The achievement of white boys eligible for FSM is significantly
worse than girls by the age of 16 years.
National & Local agenda
Linking EIP with Local Children’s
Partnerships and Extended services
• Supporting transitions
• Interventions that close the gap
Transition Road Show
Festival Hall Petersfield
Tuesday 22nd March
3.00 - 5.30pm
Alton College – volunteers
Community First Volunteers
Mill Chase – GE energy
“Mind the Gap!”
Half day conference
Tuesday 7th June 9.00-12.30
The Millenium Hall, Liphook
Underachieving or SEN?
Kim James HIAS SEN
2 places per school – aimed at HT/
Strategies & interventions that close the
gap. Sharing professional expertise:
Speakers so far!
Sheila Floyd ECAT consultant, Cheryl Curtis
EP, Farnborough Grange Inf & Nursery,
Weyford Inf & Nursery, Bordon Jnr, Anstey Jnr,
Liss Jnr, Amery Hill, Eggars and The Petersfield
Needed – a couple more for EY or KSt 1